As Edwards explains, your nose is “the body’s face mask.” Many viruses actually get caught inside your nose like a trap, thanks to mucus. From there, your entire respiratory tract is protected with airway lining fluid, a mix of mucus and fluid that protects the cells like a sticky raincoat. Cilia in those cells beat the liquid to clear it away and any infections stuck inside. But when you cough, tiny bits of that fluid, filled with viruses, can break away. They can fly out of your mouth to infect someone else. Or they can float deeper into your airway, infecting your lungs. Aerosols are a two-way street of infection, both out of your body and deeper therein. … [Read more...] about Harvard professor develops a $50 nasal spray to thwart the spread of COVID-19
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Until recently, Sabrina Paseman worked at Apple as a mechanical engineer for products such as the MacBook Pro. Now, she and an ex-Apple marketer are trying to tackle a completely different problem: the global shortage of N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about This ex-Apple designer has a simple solution to make masks more effective
In our next episode (Episode 2), we will talk insurance. What is insurance and why is it such an important part of wealth creation? Why do you need health insurance and why is it non-negotiable? Moneycontrol’s social media editor Raksha Bihani talks to Moneycontrol’s personal finance editor, Kayezad E. Adajania on what insurance really is. Do not think of investments before getting yourself an insurance first. Episode 2 will tell you why. … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Classroom S2E2: Why every millennial must have insurance?
There are a lot of video filters that have emerged since quarantine began back in March—from the Snap camera integration to animojis to blurred backgrounds to virtual makeup touchups. Big brands like West Elm have gotten in on it too by providing static custom backgrounds of homes decked out with their furniture. … [Read more...] about We’re all sick of Zoom. This new app gives it a Weekend Update-style makeover